The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, extends for some 3,000 miles (4,800 km), that covers land in two North American countries! With a distance of 3,000 miles, the Rockies must have a variety of physical features and landscapes that makes it an attractive area to tour and explore. However, all of the human interest in this mountain range could come at a devastating cost. Disturbances such as resource extraction, tourism/settlement, and farming in the Rocky Mountain region must cease because they are causing major, irreversible environmental degradation.
So what are Aspen trees and Pine trees? Aspen trees and Pine trees are a type of trees which are used to make paper or products which relate to paper. For example, tissue, cardboard, matches, paper, wooden furniture, houses, etc. There are quite a lot fo types of Aspen trees, but the main three types of Aspen trees are Quaking Aspen, BigTooth Aspen and European Aspen. (Lovetoknow Corp. "Aspen Trees.") Aspen trees bark are usually white with some black spots, Their logs are also usually really thin. (Lovetoknow Corp. "Aspen Trees.") Their leaves are usually round and is different for different species of the Aspen trees. (Lovetoknow Corp. "Aspen Trees.") Aspens also have small flowers called
There are pine trees just about everywhere in Georgia. Pine trees have always been important resources to people in North America. Native Americans used pine trees as treatments for respiratory conditions and to build items such as canoes or buildings. Today, pine trees are one the most important timber sources in North America. Pine trees belong to a group of trees known as the conifers, meaning the trees have cones and needle-like or scale-like leaves. There are about seven very common types of pine trees found in Georgia that grow in several different environments from the Appalachian Mountains all the way to the coast. Over many years pine trees have adapted to these very diverse environments.
Mesa Verde National Park on the Colorado Plateau contains many geological aspects of interest, including its sedimentary rock layers, its canyons, its alcoves utilized by ancient people and how these alcoves were formed. Mesa Verde National Park is located in the southwest corner of Colorado, close to the Four Corners area, on top of a high mesa overlooking the Mancos River (Harris et al. 2004). The park, covering 81 square miles, consists of several main sedimentary formations that are characteristic to the park (Encyclopedia Britannica 2015). Canyons are carved into the sedimentary rock, with the cave dwellings found high on their steep walls. These dwellings are an especially unique aspect to the Mesa Verde National Park, and are built out of large alcoves. The alcoves were produced by weathering and erosion of the sedimentary rock type. To better understand how these alcoves formed, we must understand the geology of Mesa Verde National Park and how it has developed over history.
Mesa Verde National Park, located in Montezuma County, Colorado, was established in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. This United States landmark was designated for the preservation of several Puebloan archeological sites and the vast geologic history exhibited within the 52,485 acres of land occupied by Mesa Verde. The Ancestral Puebloans, or Mesa Verdeans, associated with the archeological sites of Mesa Verde National Park, lived in the Mesa Verde region from the mid-sixth century to the end of the thirteenth century.
Colorado has a very rich history that often gets overlooked due to other big states that generally take up most of the headlines; however, that does not mean that there has not been big movements and big names to come through the Centennial State. Colorado has had many attractions, such as open land, beautiful landscapes, mining, and the hot springs to name a few. The ladder in that group of attractions brought to Colorado a man that was known in the west, and would forever be remember and one of the most famous gunman, Doc Holliday. Doc Holliday had a short, but eventful life and making his way towards Colorado at the end was what he had hope would save his life.
The United States Forest Service is in favor of logging to a certain extent but there are several groups that oppose logging in the United States. Groups such as NativeForest.org and EarthRoots.org state that logging in the United States and specifically in industrial areas has led to deforestation and near extinction of many animals. Forests cover 31% of the land area on the planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Many of the world’s most threatened and endangered animals live in forests, and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits forests offer, including food, fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter.
This was attributed to the ranges of vegetation type with elevation and slope, with mixed conifer tree species growing at higher elevations with increased tree cover. Similar patterns can be identified with the Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest. The Pinus ponderosa (ponderosa pine) or Calocedrus decurrens (incense cedar) tree species tend to favor higher elevations, slopes between 0 - 45 degrees, and aspects between 0 - 33 degrees from North (Myers).
Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) has long been recognized as a major producer of timber along with providing habitat and browse for numerous animal species such as deer (Cervidae spp.) and elk (Cervus canadensis) (Packee 1990). Western hemlock is known to grow like a weed throughout most of its range which makes it an important species for esthetic backgrounds for many national parks in the United States and Canada. Western hemlock as a long range along the Pacific coast; extending along the Coastal Ranges from central California all the way up to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. This covers a distance around 2,000 miles making it a dominant species within British Columbia and in Alaska along the coastal zones. Western hemlock is also found inland occupying the upper eastern slopes of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington and has been found in the northern Rocky Mountains west of
Where is the Great Smokey Mountains? It is at North Caroline and Tennessee. It was Established by June 15, 1934. How many acres is there? There are 521,896 acres in The Great Smokey Mountains. They get nine million people a year, twice as many than other parks. That nine million people go see the mountain-skimming scenic. During their summer that draws 60,000 people. How many mountain roads in there in The Great Smokey Mountains? There are 384 miles of mountain roads. There a quarter-miles of paths. There are eight hundred miles of trails, from a half-mile to a 70 miles long. Some the people hike the trails, some drive their cars.
The name of my tribe is the Eastern Woodlands. The location of my tribe is in the Southeast portion of North America. The Eastern Woodlands have more than one tribe. Two of them were called the Mohawks and Huron. The Eastern Woodlands covered up the East Coast of North America from the Atlantic to the West of the Mississippi River. This is some of the information about my tribe called the Eastern
The mountains of central Appalachia have always been known for, almost exclusively, the booming coal deposits that inhabit it, as well as the controversy that comes with the industry. The controversy that involves the wildlife, ecosystems, and residents of the area is one with fine lines, gray areas, and more than simply a good and evil side. The mountains of Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee are also home to some of the most extensive biodiversity in our country, as well as rich cultural heritage that extends to the earliest years of our nation. Everything that makes central Appalachia unique and identifiable is exactly what they might be in jeopardy of losing.
It is the main source of vegetation found in the southern Cascades. The climate, soil development, and fire history affect the distribution of existing plants. Crater Lake National Park is a sanctuary for native forest and meadow communities. There are about 50,000 acres of seral forest throughout the park. (Plants of Crater Lake Nationa Park, 2005) There are many types of wildflowers at Crater Lake. They all bloom late due to the mixed up seasons. The top three flowers at Crater Lake are Indian paintbrush, Pasque Flower, and Penstamen. Without some of these flowers Crater Lake wouldn’t be the same because they all have a purpose. The two hardest types of plants to survive in Crater Lake are Trees and Shrubs. The only reason it’s hard for them to survive is due to the extremely cold and windy winters. The main trees and shrubs are Mountain Hemlock, Lodgepole Pine, Whitebark Pine, Shasta Red Fir, Sugar Pine, and Ponderosa Pine. (Life at Crater
Today is the day! I get to visit the Rocky Mountains. I have never seen the Rocky Mountains. Also, I am going on their 100th anniversary. The Rocky Mountains have been there for over 300 million years. In 2015, Rocky Mountain National Park was the third most visited national park with over 4.1 million visitors. I have to get there early because it will be packed. The temperature can drop up to 20 degrees on top of the mountains, so I better bring a jacket.